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“Racist Country, Australia”?

What is the stereotype of Australia? (Photo by raguy)

What is the stereotype of Australia? (Photo by raguy)

How do you see Australia? How does it look to you?

An interesting article on the stereotype of Australia has just been released today.
Pop culture racism ‘stereotyping Australia’

The article is basically talking about the stereotype of Australia is being ‘racist’.

Well, in my opinion, it look true to me, and I think it cannot be avoided because of White Australia in the old days, the Cronulla riot and so on. I often look at internet forums from my country to discuss news, and I can see a lot of people has an idea that Australia is racist.

However, I have been amazed by the society where a number of races are living all together and form the nation. I used to see foreigners, meaning people who do not look similar to myself, to be different. But people here don’t; everybody is different, and they are proving definitely possible to live in peace with ‘different’ people.

Yes, sometimes tragedies do happen, but overall, I see they are living in peace. I guess this parallels with what the last half of the article is reporting.

Anyway, stereotype is something often untrue. It is important to avoid being deceived by some myth without knowing the truth with your own eyes.

Nothing to Blame but Racism

Here I am to talk about the controversial issue ‘racism’ accused by religious and ethical groups.

indian student protest

This is the story of an Islam community I found necessary to think about.

-An Islamic community is accusing the New South Wales government that the community has been unfairly treated by the department for constructing an Islamic school. Click for details

According to the news article, a three-hectare site was bought from the New South Wales Education Department, but the department changed its mind three years later and invoked powers to announce it would buy the land back and halt construction of the Islamic school.

The principle of the proposed school, Mohamed El Dana says the ‘Islam’ community has been always treated by the govenment in a discriminatory way that she believes the Australian government hates Muslims. She thinks the excuses of the government are unreasonable and accuses their such racist decision.

Australia boasts or promotes itself to other nations as a very welcoming country that any nationality, culture or religion background are harmoniously living, and yet, when it comes to the matter of settling in Australia, the government takes a defensive gesture that their ‘original’ identity(?) should be remained.

Yeah of course, multicultural society is the one of Australia’s unavoidable identities, however, in fact, only 8% of the population is of Asian descent while over 90% is European descent. See here.

I think it’s the alluring image of Australia that the government is proposing to the Asian nations, to save their future economic. But once the wanted are accepted into the country, their whatever original cultural, religion identities will be considered as “others”.

I am not only saying that the government is not accepting different qualities of other nationalities as much as their proposal seems, but also the people who have a concept of other nationalities are the one not opening as well, to where they plan to abide ‘permanently’.

Like indian students who have been attacked and raised protests, even an Indian newspaper calls them “Ugly”.

I just wonder where’s the problem originated and how it can be overcome if it should be?

This is a post by dajoung.

Reason behind international students in Australia?

I have been away from the internet for a while and I will, but I have just found an interesting article when I was looking at Google news today at the library.
The article is mainly takes up two issues in Australian educational industry which is now the third largest export.
The first is about the private educational institutions which give international students educational certificates for permanent residency, and the other is the attacks to the indian students that are regarded to be “racist attacks”.
“It is time to question why any foreign student would be prepared to pay thousands of dollars and deal with obvious cheats in order to gain residence in a country they think is racist. It just doesn’t add up.”
I came here to Sydney just to study. I wanted to learn different cultures, and study my major at the same time as improving my English ability. I would like to go back home after my uni. Therefore I was very surprised that many international students I saw came here in order to live the rest of their life here, almost leaving their home behind.
As I talk to people here, I began to think that one of the reasons why they want to live here might be because they can lead better lives in this country than in their home countries. Even my friend from China told me the same thing.
I came from the country which is richer even than Australia, so I really do not know what it is like to live in those countries, but I think it makes sense.
I may be called as a “racist” if I say something like this, and I know there are a lot of exceptions such as Korean people, but that could be the reason why “foreign students deal with obvious cheats in order to gain residence in a country they think is racist”.
hmmm, what do you think?

I have just found an interesting article to talk about in this blog when I was looking at Google news today at the library.

Race slurs an Indian beat-up

http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,21985,25854403-5000117,00.html

The article is mainly takes up two issues in Australian educational industry which is now the third largest export; the first is about the private educational institutions which give international students educational certificates for permanent residency, and the other is the attacks to the indian students that are regarded to be “racist attacks”.

What led me to post this is these sentences in the end.

“It is time to question why any foreign student would be prepared to pay thousands of dollars and deal with obvious cheats in order to gain residence in a country they think is racist. It just doesn’t add up.”

I came here to Sydney just to study. I wanted to learn different cultures, and study my major at the same time as improving my English ability. I would like to go back home after my uni. Therefore I was very surprised that many international students I saw came here in order to live the rest of their life here, almost leaving their home behind.

As I talk to people here, I began to think that one reason why they want to live here might be because they can lead better lives in this country than in their home countries. Even my friend from China told me the same thing.

I came from the country which is richer even than Australia, so I really do not know what it is like to live in those countries, but I think it makes sense.

I may be called as a “racist” if I say something like this, and I know there are a lot of exceptions such as Korean people, but that could be the reason why “foreign students deal with obvious cheats in order to gain residence in a country they think is racist”.

hmmm, what do you think?

This is a post by areyouawake9.